It might be time to start thinking about being together again. Well-being is not just about exercise and nutrition, but also relationships and emotional sturdiness.
Beyond spending time with immediate family, studies have found that people can benefit from all kinds of relationships in their lives. A decades-long Harvard University study found that close relationships spanning a lifetime can possibly alleviate pain levels, aid the nervous system, and keep the brain healthier longer, whereas those who are feeling a prolonged sense of loneliness may have a shorter lifespan.
Here are some ways to prioritize connectedness, togetherness, relationships to benefit not only you but others in your life who you care about.
Dr. Murthy says now may be a time of “social revival” with recommitments to relationships and increased feelings of fulfillment and connection.
There might be some jobs out there better suited to a specific age in life, but caregiving can—and is—done by people from all ages and stages of life.
Too much caregiving without support can lead to burnout and other ailments for a family caregiver. Learn how to avoid injury, stress, and maintain well-being.
Caregiving is about more than just one person fulfilling a list of a tasks; it’s about human relationships and connection.